Resource Details

Rehabilitating degraded forest land in central Vietnam with mixed native species plantings

Literature: Journal Articles

McNamara, S., Tinh, D.V., Erskine, P.D., Lamb, D., Yates, D. & Brown, S. 2006, "Rehabilitating degraded forest land in central Vietnam with mixed native species plantings", Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 233, no. 2-3, pp. 358-365.

Affiliations

  • School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072 Australia
  • Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam

Link(s)

 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6T6X-4KF1HNG-2/2/cc3710e742dc4f7189d7f6294656016d

Species Info

  • Hopea odorata
  • Dipterocarpus alatus
  • Parashorea chinensis
  • Tarrietia javanica
  • Parashorea stellata
  • Scaphium lychnophorum
  • Peltophorum dasyrhachis

Description

  • In this study, tree species native to Vietnam (Hopea odorata, Dipterocarpus alatus, Parashorea chinensis, Tarrietia javanica, Parashorea stellata, Scaphium lychnophorum, Peltophorum dasyrhachis) were planted in 8 year old and recently thinned stands of the exotic tree Acacia auriculiformis.
  • The highest height growth was found in P. chinensis, P. stellata, H. odorata and P. tonkinensis.
  • The species with the highest diameter growth were D. alatus, P. stellata and P. chinensis.
  • H. odorata had the largest percent increase of biomass and S. lychnophorum had the lowest increase.
  • Dipterocarpus alatus and H. odorata had lower values of growth with increasing basal area of A. auriculiformis.
  • The authors suggest that the use of A. auriculiformis as a nurse tree to shade out the grass Imperata cylindrica was critical to the success of the native species planted subsequently.
  • They suggest the importance of using mixed native species in forest rehabilitation, however, also highlight the role that a nurse tree that is fast growing and fixes nitrogen in overcoming the financial and ecological constraints of forest restoration.

Geographical Region

  • Mainland Southeast Asia
  • Country

  • Vietnam
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